Jul 1, 2011 8:59 AM
England Logistics has joined the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a SmartWay Transport Partner. The SmartWay program helps transportation companies calculate their environmental performance and set improvement goals designed to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution.
By joining the partnership, England Logistics demonstrates its environmental leadership and corporate responsibility. With initiatives to promote energy efficiency and air quality within the freight transportation sector, England Logistics will contribute to the partnership’s savings of 1.5 billion gallons of fuel, $3.6 billion in fuel costs, 14.7 MMT of carbon dioxide (CO2), 215,000 tons of nitrogen oxides (NOx), and 8,000 tons of particulate matter.
“For the past 14 years we’ve helped our carrier base reduce fuel waste through optimizing driving routes, energy-efficient tire purchase assistance, fuel card programs, and many other successful initiatives,” said Josh England, president of England Logistics. “But now, as a SmartWay Transport Partner, we are an active vehicle of change for one of the largest sustainable freight transportation movements in the world.”
As an international third-party logistics (3PL) provider, England Logistics has people in more than 100 offices throughout the United States and China. It will begin to provide information to actively help other carriers become SmartWay Transport Partners.
“Education for the public and closer alignment with other SmartWay Transport Partners will play a key role in the group’s ability to reduce the transportation industry’s environmental impact,” said Jeff VanWagoner, director of special projects engineering.
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay partnership brings together freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue mutually beneficial strategies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements. Learn more at www.epa.gov/smartwaylogistics/.
England Logistics is the industry’s 11th-largest non-asset-based transportation provider. To join the company’s sustainability plan as a shipper or carrier, call 801-656-4718 or visit www.englandlogistics.com.
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